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Footnote NZ Dance
New Zealand

Thirty years is a long time. It's a long time to be at the forefront of contemporary dance, and it's enough time to learn that survival isn't possible without adaptation.

Footnote New Zealand Dance continues to flourish. 30Forward is a spirited new production celebrating their 30th birthday. Part reflection and part premonition, 30Forward acknowledges the massive contribution of New Zealand choreographers throughout Footnote's evolution. Founding Director Deirdre Tarrant selects highlights from full-length works commissioned for the Forte series over the last ten years.

The second half of 30Forward, a new commission from renowned choreographer Malia Johnston, draws on the company's physical history to suggest where the next steps may take them. Johnston's piece is made in collaboration with AV designer Rowan Pierce and current Footnote dancers, and is influenced by choreographic, visual and musical archives.

We know history can be traced and remembered. 30Forward flips, samples, stretches, disrupts and regenerates the solid foundation of a dance company fuelled by three decades of invention.



  • MON 31 AUG, 7.30PM
  • TUE 1 SEP, 7.30PM


  • The Court Theatre


Prem $46
Std $41
Conc $35


80 minutes, including interval

Proudly sponsored by:

  • Sponsor Farina Thompson Charitable Trust
  • Sponsor Creative NZ

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The Court Theatre

Bernard Street

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